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What You Need to Know for an Enjoyable and Safe Ride

Imagine exploring Costa Rica’s beaches,, rainforests, remote villages, waterfalls, and wildlife while driving an ATV, motorcycle or UTV. It doesn’t matter what language you speak, or where you’re from. Whether you’re a first-timer, or a seasoned veteran looking for something more challenging, we have the off-road adventure for you! All of our ATV tours leave conveniently from Jaco Costa Rica - just five minutes away from Los Suenos Resort.

Costa Rica is an incredible destination for outdoor activities and thrilling adventures, including ATV tours. ATV tours in Costa Rica are a great way to experience the country's incredible beauty and diverse landscape, while taking in the local culture and wildlife. Before heading off on your Costa Rican ATV adventure, here are a few things you should know (see FAQS below):

4-Hour ATV Tour
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Tour de 7 Pueblos

  • Jaco, Los Sueños, Costa Rica
  • ATV
  • Half Day Starting From $129
  • Moderate

Per Driver

ATV Full-Day Tour
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El Tour del Rey

  • Jaco, Los Sueños, Costa Rica
  • ATV
  • Full Day Starting From $189
  • Moderate

Per Driver

Tour de la Gloria

  • Jaco, Los Sueños, Costa Rica
  • ATV
  • 2 Hours Starting From $75
  • Easy

Per Driver

Tour de la Paz

  • Jaco, Los Sueños, Costa Rica
  • ATV
  • 3 Hours Starting From $95
  • Easy

Per Driver

Signature ATV Canopy Waterfall Adventure
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Signature ATV Canopy Waterfall Adventure

  • Jaco, Los Sueños, Costa Rica
  • ATV
  • Full Day Starting From $179
  • Moderate

Per Person

La Fortuna ATV Tour

  • La Fortuna, Costa Rica
  • ATV
  • 3 Hours Starting From $105
  • Moderate

Per Driver

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How many hours is too much for an ATV adventure?

What of our most beloved tours of our clients is our most highly-recommended tour - The Full Day ATV Tour – El Tour Del Rey (The King’s Tour). Our guides quickly assess and take in to consideration your physical limitations, as well as the terrain and weather conditions. These considerations will have an effect on how long you should be riding and where. If you're feeling tired or uncomfortable, it's best to make your guide aware of it, and you will then take a break and rest before continuing.

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Can we get to the Bijagual Waterfall on an ATV Tour?

Yes. We ofter visit the Bijagual Waterfall on our four hour tour. You can also request to see the waterfall specifically. The Bijagual Waterfall is a stunning natural wonder located in the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica. It is easily accessible from the town of Jaco and visitors. The waterfall is surrounded by lush tropical rain forest, and the thundering sound of the cascading water is a mesmerizing experience. The pool at the base of the waterfall is a great spot for swimming, and visitors can get close to the falls for an unforgettable view. The area is also home to a variety of wildlife, including monkeys, sloths, toucans, and iguanas. Our 4-hour tour is the perfect way to explore this natural paradise and experience the beauty of the Bijagual.

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What are the benefits of renting a dirt bike for an off-road adventure?

Renting a dirt bike is an exciting way to explore the outdoors. With Jaco, you can find the perfect dirt bike for your needs. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced rider, Jaco rental companies have a wide selection of dirt bikes to choose from. Their bikes are well-maintained and have all the necessary safety features you need. When you rent a dirt bike from Jaco, you also get access to their knowledgeable staff who can provide you with tips and advice on how to get the most out of your ride. Plus, they offer delivery and pick up services so you can enjoy your ride without having to worry about transportation. Renting a dirt bike from Adventure Tours is a great way to explore the outdoors and have an unforgettable experience.

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How are Costa Rica’s laws against drinking and driving?

Costa Rica’s laws are every bit as strict as American laws. Don’t drink and ride or drink and drive. Always remain sober while riding an ATV, as alcohol impairs your judgment and ability to react quickly in case of an emergency.

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Should I be concerned about the police when riding a rented vehicle?

Of course you should. Again, you are in a foreign country. You must follow the law and be aware of local laws regarding ATV use. Many areas have restrictions on where you can ride, so make sure you are familiar with any laws before taking off. If you are not up on Costa Rican law regarding use of ATV’s and offroad equipment, you have no business being on the roads or trails on your own.

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Should I just rent an ATV and go for a ride alone?

Absolutely not. You are in a foreign country, take a guided ATV tour. You don’t know where you are, and you are not familiar with the flora nor the fauna that you will be surrounded by. Ride with someone who has experience riding ATVs. This is important for your safety, as well as for having someone to help in case of an emergency. Additionally, if you want to have the best experience possible, go with experts who know exactly where to take you. Going it alone can, and has had, fatal consequences.

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Am I experienced enough to do an ATV tour in Costa Rica?

Before embarking on any ATV tour, it is important to consider your own abilities and comfort levels when it comes to riding an ATV. If you are a beginner, you need to indicate that to your guides and let them evaluate your comfort level. If you are an experienced rider, likewise tell your guides and they can assess your skill level to determine the appropriate terrain for your tour.

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What will the terrain be like on my ATV tour?

Jaco beach Costa Rica has a variety of terrain types, so it is important to be aware of the type of terrain you will be driving on during your tour. Make sure to read up on the terrain beforehand or consult your guide, so you can be prepared for any tricky spots on your route.

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What do I need to bring with me on my ATV tour?

Make sure you bring enough sunscreen, bottled water and snacks with you on your ATV tour. These supplies will be especially helpful in areas where there are no restaurants or convenience stores nearby.

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Who should I go out with on my ATV tour in Jaco?

Research the tour guides: Before you commit to any ATV tour in Costa Rica, make sure to do your research and find out as much as possible about the tour guide and their experience. Look for reviews online and make sure you feel comfortable with the company before you sign up for the tour.

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What should I wear on my ATV tour?

Wear the right gear. When it comes to ATV adventures, safety should be your number one priority. Make sure to wear appropriate clothing for the weather and terrain, like long pants and closed-toed shoes. It's also important to wear a helmet to protect your head from any potential accidents.

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What are ‘”Side-by-Sides?”

“Side-by-Sides” are also know as UTV’s (Utility Terrain Vehicle). These vehicles look like a cross between an ATV and a dune buggy. The driver and the passenger sit side by side which is where the name was derived. Most UTV’s also have rear seating which makes this a great option for families that want to get out and explore the rainforest.

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Should I take an ATV or a Side-by-Side on my guided offroad tour?

It is really a question of comfort versus sport. Our top of the line Side-by-Sides are more car-like and therefore much more intuitive for most riders. It is also tends to have a more substantial suspension which creates a much smoother ride.

If you have a family with younger kiddos, the Side-by-Sides are a great option for you. Parents can safely do all the driving and the kids can take it all in from the back of the vehicle.

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Can you ride ATVs in Costa Rica?

Yes, you can ride ATVs in Costa Rica! Costa Rica is a great place to explore the outdoors and ATV rides are a popular way to do so. ATV rides offer an exciting and unique way to experience the country's diverse terrain, from lush rainforests to rugged mountains and beaches. ATV tours are available all over Costa Rica and can be tailored to your individual needs and preferences. You can choose from a variety of tour lengths, difficulty levels, and locations. The experienced guides will ensure you get the most out of your ATV ride, providing insight into the history and culture of the area.

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How old do you have to be to rent an ATV in Costa Rica?

To rent an ATV in Costa Rica, you must be at least 18 years old. You must also have a valid driver's license or passport for identification purposes. The minimum age to rent an ATV in Costa Rica is strictly enforced, so it is important to make sure you meet the age requirements before renting an ATV. Additionally, you must be able to demonstrate that you are capable of operating an ATV safely and responsibly. If you are under the age of 18, you will not be able to rent an ATV in Costa Rica, no matter what type of identification you may have. It is also important to note that the age requirement to rent an ATV in Costa Rica may vary depending on the rental company,

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What should I wear for riding ATVs in Costa Rica?

When deciding what to wear for ATV Costa Rica, it is important to keep comfort and safety in mind. Lightweight, breathable clothing such as shorts and a t-shirt are ideal. It is also important to wear closed-toe shoes that provide good grip and support. For extra protection, long pants and a long-sleeved shirt are recommended. Additionally, a hat and sunglasses will help protect you from the sun. Finally, don’t forget to bring plenty of water and sunscreen to stay hydrated and protected. By taking these precautions, you can enjoy your ATV ride in Costa Rica in comfort and safety.

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Do you need a license to drive an ATV Costa Rica?

In Costa Rica, it is not necessary to have a license to drive an ATV. However, it is important to note that the use of ATVs is regulated by the Costa Rican government and certain rules must be followed. All drivers must be at least 18 years old, and they must wear a helmet and other safety equipment while driving. Additionally, ATV drivers must obey all traffic laws and regulations, and they must be aware of their surroundings. It is also important to note that ATV drivers must stay on designated trails and roads, as driving off-road is strictly prohibited. Ultimately, while a license is not required to operate an ATV in Costa Rica, all drivers must still adhere to the laws and regulations set by the government.

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Can we take a motorcycle to an ATV tour?

You may take a motorcycle on the ATV tour. However, we do not recommend it. A rider needs to have motocross experience and a valid motorcycle license to do the tour on a motorcycle. The rider is 100% responsible for himself and the vehicle in case of an accident or damages.

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What is the maximum number of people that can go on the ATV tour?

We typically cap out at 50 riders on a single tour.

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Can we drink while we drive an ATV?

The consumption of alcoholic beverages while visiting the restaurants we visit on tour is at the riders’ discretion. All riders must remain below the legal BAC while operating our vehicles. Our guides do retain the right to confiscate keys if they feel a rider is over the legal limit and is a danger to him/herself and others.

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Can I purchase tour pictures or videos?

Not all tours have this service, ask at the office before your tour. Please be aware that if you do not purchase the video or photos immediately after the tour, we delete them.

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Do you rent the ATVs or Rhinos?

No, we only offer guided tours into the rainforest.

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What type of license I need to drive an ATV?

Regular valid automobile driver’s license.

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What type of protection you provide for ATV tours?

We provide helmets with visors as well as goggles for all of our ATV tours.

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Is there somewhere safe to put my luggage while I do an ATV tour?

We do not have lockers; however, we do have a secure office where we can store your luggage while you are on the ATV tour.

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What is the maximum weight for an ATV rider?

260lbs.

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Can infants do the ATV tour?

No, to ride on an ATV as a passenger have to be older than 5 years old. However, you can do the tour with the infant in their car seat in a Rhino/UTV.

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How many ATVs do you have in your fleet?

We always maintain between 40 and 50 vehicles in our fleet.

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Can we use multiple cards to place our ATV damage deposit?

Yes, but the smallest amount that we can hold on a single card is $1000.

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My child under 16 has ATV/off-road experience. Does he/she still need to ride as a passenger?

Yes, ATV drivers must be 16 years of age or older with a valid driver’s license. Unlicensed participants and children under 16 must ride as passengers.

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Can the driver and passenger switch places on the ATV tour?

Yes, as long as both have a valid driver's license.

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We did not purchase our Go-Pro video on the day of our ATV tour, is it still available to purchase?

Unfortunately, we delete all unsold videos at the end of the day.

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Will we see animals on the [Manuel Antonio, Monkey Mangrove, Crocodile, ATV, Zipline, Carara, etc.], tour?

While we do not guarantee that you will see animals on any of the tours we offer, our tours have been designed to maximize your chances by putting you in the right place at the right time. The animals you might see on the tours we offer are wild. Although we make no direct promises, we enjoy a rich variety of wildlife in Costa Rica, so seeing animals and/or rare birds while you are in the rainforest is subject to the whims of nature. This applies to our tours of Manuel Antonio National Park, The Monkey Mangrove tour, Crocodile tours, ATV's, Zipline Canopy tours and any other tours that offer the chance to see flora and fauna in the wild.

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Can we wear sandals on ATV tours?

Closed-toed shoes are highly recommended on our ATV tours to protect your ankles and feet from any debris that might fly up while you are driving your machines through the rainforest. Ultimately, you must sign our waiver that absolves us of any potential liability and as such, you can make the determination for yourself.

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Can I rent an ATV for use during my vacation?

Sorry, but no. We do have motorcycles for rent to customers with a valid motorcycle license. However, our ATVs and UTVs are available for guided tours only. We do not offer ATVs or Rhinos for private rentals outside of the tours we offer.

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Are your ATV tours private?

Although we do our best to make as many of our ATV tours private as possible, the private ATV tour is only guaranteed on the Full Day Tour Del Rey. If you do not intend to book the full day tour and privacy is paramount, please contact us to see what we can arrange for you.

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We have a group of 20 and only 5 people want to drive. Can the other 15 ride as passengers?

Since the majority of our ATV tours are private, the number of ATV passengers in your group cannot outnumber the drivers.

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My teen isn’t old enough to drive, but doesn’t want to ride as a passenger with me. What other vehicle choices do you have?

We offer both ATVs and UTVs, (Mules or Rhinos). Our ATVs are 4-wheeled, all-terrain machines with a bar seat and handlebars. ATVs can be used with up to 2 people: a driver and a passenger sitting front to back as you would ride on a motorcycle. Our UTVs are 4-wheeled, all-terrain vehicles that are similar to a small, open-air Jeep with a roll bar, steering wheel and 4 seats. UTVs may be used with up to 4 people sitting side-by-side, (two in the front, two in the back).

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How old do you need to be to drive your own ATV?

All ATV drivers must be a minimum of 16 years old. All ATV drivers must also have a valid driver’s license. Children under 16 and anyone without a driver’s license are welcome to ride as passengers on someone else’s ATV.

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How much is the damage deposit for ATV tours?

We require a $1000 damage deposit for every 4 machines used. A hold will be placed on your credit card at the start of your ATV tour, and then released once the machines are returned in the same condition in which they were rented.

Bobbie Busha

Hartwell, Ga, USA
Jean Paul and Maykel were excellent guides! We had a blast! They constantly checked on our group of six, who were all good riders! They took tons of videos and photos. They were helpful with helmets and answering questions. They let us set the pace! We enjoyed the walk to the waterfalls. The rainforest was beautiful! Uber dropped us off at the wrong location. Valeria went over and above to pick us up and take us to the correct location. Suggestion: water should be made available on the tour on hot days, particularly. We were fortunate to go on the 8:00 a.m. tour, but it would be uncomfortable if you took the 11:00 or later tour, and reached the top of that waterfall without any water, especially for more “ Senior” riders. Only other suggestion: provide lockers.